don't say it to anyone... it is considered rude. and can get you in an fight too..
add some quality trait along with it...
like experience, age, height,
OK so I'll add in height and say "These people are shorter than you", that'll smooth things over… wait a minute! :)
Is there a way to disambiguate between shorter/younger/smaller? (E.g. alternative verbs that mean only one)
You can say उम्र में छोटा (younger), लंबाई में छोटा (shorter) etc
Cool, thanks Vinay! Two more to add to my vocab list. धन्यवाद!
I said, " These are younger people than you." It seemed a more polite way to arrange the sentence structure (making reference to a particular demographic rather than comparing age). It was not accepted. How did I err?
These are younger people than you - ये तुमसे छोटे लोग हैं - The subject of the sentence is ये/these
These people are younger than you. - ये लोग तुमसे छोटे हैं। - The subject of the sentence is ये लोग/ these people
Okay, thank you!